Tom has been a regular attendee at AYL and KPJAYI in Mysore since 2007. He is authorised to teach the Primary and Intermediate series (level 2).
Tom feels it’s an honour to assist other students at Astanga Yoga London, especially in the evening. He came to the practice slightly late, aged 37, having worked in kitchens for most of his adult life. The evening sessions were essential when he started out. They allowed him to find space for the practice in a day that was usually anything but ‘9 to 5’. He hopes that this experience has enabled him to help those in similar situations, whatever their other commitments demand. Tom believes that the greatest challenge in a busy life is not just getting on the mat: it’s making sure that the practice is a nurturing and sustainable thing. Patience (with yourself!) is a powerful ally.
Tom teaches the weekday evening classes with Lauren.
In common with all the teachers at AYL, Tom is DBS checked, qualified in First Aid and Mental Health First Aid, and has completed ‘Trauma Informed’ and ‘Race Awareness’ trainings.